Rod Sims

Rod Sims
3rd Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Assumed office
1 August 2011
Preceded byGraeme Samuel
Personal details
Rodney Graham Sims

Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Alma materB.Com (Hons),
University of Melbourne
Australian National University
OccupationACCC Chairman

Rodney Graham "Rod" Sims is an Australian economist and public servant. He is the current Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission effective August 2011.[1]


He has previously worked as a development economist in Papua New Guinea as well as for the Commonwealth Secretariat. Sims was also formerly a Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and in the Department of Transport.[2] He also held the position of Chief Economics Adviser to former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke.[3] Sims has previously held roles with the InfraCo Asia Development (IAD) as a founding Non-Executive Director and the Chairman a position in held from May 2010 until June 2011 when he resigned to take up the chairmanship of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.[4] Sims has also held a directorship at Port Jackson Partners Limited.


Sims graduated with first class honours degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne and earned a Master of Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra.[5]


  1. ^ Real-world economists to head crucial corporate regulators
  2. ^ CP 511: Rodney Graham SIMS, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 19 January 2014
  3. ^ Treasurer unveils new corporate cops on beat
  4. ^ InfraCo Asia Development announces Board changes
  5. ^ Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer (11 September 2012). "ACCC Chair & Commissioners". Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Graeme Samuel
Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission